Articles by Dr. Chris

7 Stroke Risks in Men and Women (High Risk)

Strokes can strike suddenly and often without any warning. It is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and claims approximately 140,000 lives annually. Every year there are some 800,000 stroke cases among Americans. While it cannot always be avoided, there are many risk factors that increase the chance of >> Read More ...

8 Signs of Tetanus (Lockjaw) Infection

Tetanus is no longer a major concern in developed nations but the risk will always persist, especially for people who have not been immunized. This bacterial infection is quickly spread when there is an injury with an object that is contaminated with soil, animal feces or dust. Often these are injuries caused by rusty >> Read More ...

Heart Attack Risks (Diet, Lifestyle, Age, Family) and Dangers

Heart attacks are not the only type of heart disease but it is among the most common type and also one of the deadliest. Every year, approximately 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the United States. Not all result in death but can still cause significant damage to the heart that is irreversible. Preventing a heart attack >> Read More ...

Achilles Tendonitis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

Tendons are the bands of connective tissue that connects muscles to bones. It pulls against bones when muscles contract and together with the joints, these structures allow for movement of different body parts. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, located at the back of the ankle. It has to contend with >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Most people with coronary artery disease (CAD) do not even know that they have the condition. It has become a widespread health problem particularly in developed nations. However in most cases there are little to no symptoms of coronary artery disease until it severely affects the heart. Without treatment, coronary artery >> Read More ...

Text Neck Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

Mobile devices like cellular phones have become a common part of daily life. Despite the advantages of this technology, there are also health risks associated with prolonged and improper uses of these devices. One such risk is the strain to the neck and upper back when using mobile phones. This is known as text neck and >> Read More ...

Lump Behind Knee – Causes, Other Symptoms, Treatment

Finding a lump behind the knee can be concerning for most people but it usually is not a serious condition. Often it is due to collection of fluid within the knee joint. Sometimes even pus or blood may collect behind the knee and be felt as a lump. There are instances where solid lumps behind the knee can be tumors and >> Read More ...

10 Signs of an Ear Infection (Outer, Middle and Inner Ear)

Ear infections are common, especially in children. It can affect the outer ear (otitis externa), middle ear (otitis media) or inner ear (otitis interna). The signs and symptoms of an ear infection can vary somewhat depending on which part of the ear is infected. Sometimes complications may arise which may further >> Read More ...

Shoulder Bursitis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

The shoulders are composed of several structures, such as muscles and tendons, ligaments and joints. One of the often ignored structures are the bursae. These small pouches can become inflamed. It can cause significant pain, reduces range of motion and affects a person’s ability to use their arm. Of the various types >> Read More ...

Signs of Colon Polyps and Prevention of Large Intestine Polyps

Abnormal growths can occur anywhere in or on the body. Most of these growths are benign (non-cancerous) but sometimes these growths can be malignant (cancerous). The latter is always a concern due to the nature of cancerous tumors. Polyps in the colon are one type of abnormal growth that protrudes from the inner wall of >> Read More ...
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